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FAQ 000098 - User pictures from Active Directory are not displayed in Outlook client
User Rating: / 13
Written by Dejan Foro   
Feb 09, 2012 at 01:18 PM

This article applies to:
Outlook 2010

PROBLEM
User pictures from Active Directory are not displayed in Outlook 2010 clients.

CAUSE
The option is turned off in Outlook.

SOLUTION
In Outlook, Select File/Options/Contacts and enable option Show user photographs when available (requires restarting Outlook)

FAQ 000097 - Use PowerShell to get a list of users who do not have a picture in Active Directory
User Rating: / 17
Written by Dejan Foro   
Feb 09, 2012 at 04:08 PM

This article applies to:
Exchange 2010 SP1, Rollup Update 5

In order to get a list of users who don't have a picture in Active Directory use the following command:

     Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Where {$_.HasPicture -eq $False} | Sort-Object Name

If you want to get the opposite, the list of users who do have a photo in AD you would simplye replace the criteria word $False with $True

     Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Where {$_.HasPicture -eq $True} | Sort-Object Name

FAQ 000095 - User is required to enter password every time Outlook starts
User Rating: / 10
Written by Dejan Foro   
Feb 07, 2012 at 12:55 PM

This article applies to:
Windows 7 SP1
Outlook 2010

PROBLEM
User is required to enter password every time Outlook starts. This typically happens after user changes his password or after his mailbox is moved from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010.


CAUSE
Obsolete credentials stored in Windows 7 Credentials Manager.

SOLUTION
1) Open Crendentials Manager. Select Start / Control Panel / User Accounts and Family Safety / Credential Manager / Manage Windows Credentials
2) Remove Outlook related entries. Select the entry and then select Remove from vault.
3) Close and reopen Outlook client. The user will be asked for password. Enter the password and select Rememember my credentials option.

After this Outlook should not ask for password any more.

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FAQ 000094 - How to enable users to change password at OWA logon screen
User Rating: / 43
Written by Dejan Foro   
Feb 03, 2012 at 09:03 PM

This article applies to:
Exchange 2010 SP1 Rollup Update 5

PROBLEM
User is unable to login to OWA (Outlook Web App) and the following error is displayed

     The username or password you entered isn't correct. Try entering it again.

CAUSE
This happens if the change password function is not turned on for the OWA login screen (default in Exchange 2010) and one of the following is true:
- the users's password has expired or
- the administrator has set the "user must change passsword at next logon" option on the user's account.

SOLUTION
Turn on the password change functionality by adding the following registry key:

1. Log on to the Client Access server.

2. Start Registry Editor (regedit).

3. Locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchange OWA.

4. Create a DWORD value: ChangeExpiredPasswordEnabled and set the value to 1
5. Exit Registry Editor.

6. Reboot the server

This solution does not apply to older versions of Exchange (2007, 2003, 2000). In case you have to enable it on these older versions please follow instructions given in the following technical articles:
Exchange 2007 - Configuring the Change Password Feature in Outlook Web Access
Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2000 - Implementing the Change Password feature with Outlook Web Access

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FAQ 000093 - Use PowerShell to Report on database whitespace
User Rating: / 20
Written by Dejan Foro   
Feb 03, 2012 at 06:18 PM

This article applies to:
Exchange 2010 SP1, Rollup Update 5
PowerShell 2.0

You can use the following PowerShell one liner to get a report on available whitespace in mailbox databases: 

Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | Where {$_.Recovery -eq $False} | Select-Object Server, Name, AvailableNewMailboxSpace | Sort-Object Server, Name | Format-Table -AutoSize

It produces a report similar to following:

Server           Name                      AvailableNewMailboxSpace
------           ----                      ------------------------
EXCHANGE01       Mailbox Database 011      1.695 GB (1,820,164,096 bytes)
EXCHANGE01       Mailbox Database 012      1.719 MB (1,802,240 bytes)
EXCHANGE03       Mailbox Database 015      123.3 MB (129,302,528 bytes)
EXCHANGE03       Mailbox Database 016      2.219 MB (2,326,528 bytes)

Whitespace is space left over in the database after deletions. It is automatically reasigned to new mailboxes. You can recover this space and reduce the database in size by performing an offline database defragemntation. This value actually indicates how much space you can regain.

FAQ 000092 - Use Powershell to track mailbox migrations
User Rating: / 19
Written by Dejan Foro   
Feb 03, 2012 at 02:08 AM

This article applies to:

Exchange 2010 SP1 Rollup Update 5
Exchange 2013
Exchange 2013 SP1 

 

 

To get a simple summary overview on progress of mailbox migrations you can use the following command:

 

     Get-MoveRequest | Group-Object Status | Select-Object Count, Name

It will produce a result similar to this:

     Count Name
     ----- ----
       101 Queued
         3 InProgress
         9 Completed
         4 Suspended
         5 Failed 


To get progress on mailboxes currently being moved:
 
   
    Get-MoveRequest | Where {$_.Status -eq "InProgress"} | Get-MoveRequestStatistics | format-Table -AutoSize


The command will produce a result similar to this:

DisplayName  Status     TotalMailboxSize               TotalArchiveSize PercentComplete
-----------  ------     ----------------               ---------------- ---------------
Foro, Dejan  InProgress 3.949 GB (4,240,026,606 bytes)                  79
Doe,John     InProgress 3.839 GB (4,121,809,580 bytes)                  67

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